The Bishop's Blog

Thoughts and reflections from Bishop John Harvey Taylor

Daily prayer: For a new day

Daily prayer: For a new day

O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your law, and...

July’s amazing people

July’s amazing people

You meet the most amazing people around the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, including the Rev. Samuel Pillsbury, visiting from Colorado, for a conversation about rehabilitative justice and the...

Daily prayer: William White

Daily prayer: William White

O Lord, who in a time of turmoil and confusion raised up your servant William White to lead your church into ways of stability and peace; Hear our prayer, and give us wise and faithful leaders,...

An officer’s faith and the hand of God

An officer’s faith and the hand of God

L.A. sheriff’s Capt. John MacDonald was just a mile away when he heard what had happened to 75 of his recruits. They had been running in formation along a street in Whittier, not far from the STARS...

Daily prayer: For faith in God’s power

Daily prayer: For faith in God’s power

Almighty God, we feel so low when events spin out of control — in the White House, our neighbor’s house, sometimes our own house. We want to fix things, and we want those in power to listen to us....

Daily prayer: For the peoples of the earth

Daily prayer: For the peoples of the earth

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek...

Daily prayer: The Golden Rule

Daily prayer: The Golden Rule

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to...

Of picnics on the lawn and political violence

Of picnics on the lawn and political violence

Kathy and I joined several hundred of our fellow Huntington Library supporters this evening for a beautiful evening of sitting on the lawn with our picnics while feverishly checking our newsfeeds....

Daily prayer: for Donald Trump

Daily prayer: for Donald Trump

Gracious God, in the immediate aftermath of today's horrifying events in Pennsylvania, we pray for the full recovery of former President Trump and give thanks that he was not more seriously injured....

Daily prayer: For parents and children

Daily prayer: For parents and children

Almighty God, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good,...

Daily prayer: For laborers

Daily prayer: For laborers

Dear God, each day we should honor laborers in our country, because often we take them for granted. So thank you for reminding us that every worker we see—and even those who work behind the...